Gulabjaam is the first food film in Marathi and it works because it metaphors the Maharashtrian food into a beautiful simple story. Director Sachin Kundalkar has written Gulabjaam beautifully along with young writer Tejas Modak. It is a treat to watch mouth-watering Marathi cuisine on screen along with the simplicity of story-telling. Gulabjaam touches heart because it brings audience close to its traditional food and shows different shades of life.
Aapla Manus is a suspense thriller woven around the complexities of relationships, ideologies, generation gaps and modern lifestyle. Director Satish Rajwade has tried to portray the difficulties of senior persons and their degrading value in the family system through a detective's lens who has a soft corner for the elderly people.
What is the solution if someone with an idea deep down inside her mind feels that there is no love, magic or good people. We are nature's biggest mistake and is unsettled by the idea of falling in love. Prakash Kunte's Hampi shows a story of a girl in her twenties who is deeply hurt by her parents' divorce and goes on a trip to Hampi to find solace with her friend. Will she find true meaning of love and life in Hampi? read on our review of Hampi.
Marketed as delight for music lovers, Chhand Priticha is good as a standalone music album. But when it comes to the story and screenplay, the film falls flat on its face. Based on the 3 main characters of Shahir Satyavan, Lavani dancer Chandra and Dholki player Rajaram, the film revolves too much around the Tamasha genre that it fails to weave the actual thread of interpersonal relationships between these characters. Director N. Relekar depend to heavily on the 70's melodrama which did not work for current generation viewers.
When you decide to make a film on a Marathi comic book character Faster Fene created by B. R. Bhagwat, you are taking a huge risk and your adaptation will be compared with the original material. Writer Kshitij Patwardhan and director Aditya Sarpotdar has taken that risk and created a new age Faster Fene of 2017, who is still connected to its original book self. His ideologies are same about life and for solving a crime case, he uses the latest gadgets. The screen adaptation is very well polished to keep viewers glued to the screen all the time.
Gajendra Ahire has always given us meaningful cinema. With The Silence he touches the subject of crimes and abuse against women. The film has dark shades throughout the narratives and has gripping storytelling which moves back and forth in time. Primarily it is from the point of view of 3 characters, Chini, her sister Manda and their Aunt (Mami). ‘The Silence’ is an attempt to begin a conversation on the sexual abuse of women and children. It's a social theme based movie specifically addressing sexual assault of a minor by a close relative.